[Mono-osx] Using native Cocoa WebKit for System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser on Mac OS X
alexander.shulgin at yessoftware.com
Wed Sep 9 09:35:17 EDT 2009
Alex Shulgin wrote:
> Recently I've been struggling to bring up native (Cocoa-based) WebKit as
> WinForms WebBrowser control on OS X.
> * After that I've noticed that the actual browser engine to use is
> chosen in Mono.WebBrowser/Manager.cs. I've patched it to use alternate
> implementation on Mac OS by default. See Mono.WebBrowser.Manager.patch.
> * Finally, I've added mono-cocoa-webkit.dll modeled after
> mono-webkit.dll to provide minimum required functionality: create WebKit
> & navigate to URL.
UPDATE: in mono-cocoa-webkit module, WebBrowser.cs: a call to
NSThread.MakeMultithreaded() causes memory corruption and random crashes
on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Turned out, it is not really needed so can be safely removed.
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